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bruiser

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbruiserbruis‧er /ˈbruːzə $ -ər/ noun [countable] informal  STRONG PERSONVIOLENTa big strong man who likes fighting or arguing
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bruiserNygaard styles herself as a bruiser, reluctant to leave the interior.Probably got another bruiser after Frank.The once elegant bruiser is launching a brand of eau-de-Cologne, bearing his name.Just as I was getting comfortable with the 1993 vintage, a threesome of bruisers from Ridge Vineyards jumped me.I opened the door and saw this 250-pound bruiser standing there.The bruiser wouldn't have been promised a reward of twenty quid otherwise.Toronto bruisers Tie Domi and Shayne Corson finished checks with abandon.
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